Relationships are anchors. I know this now, more than ever. Normally, I would have ran away long, long ago, back to making decisions independently.
But as someone who experienced turbulence in earlier years, it’s been a wonderful stabilizer.
This is my first adult relationship, and I finally have a grasp on what a healthy partnership looks like. Work. It takes work.
A kind of work and communication I didn’t have the privilege of seeing modeled by my own mother and father. I’ve had a lot to learn— and unlearn— in the last four years.
So (back to being annoying), in That Would Be Enough,
I love when Eliza Schuyler asks Alexander Hamilton to focus on their family:Let me be a part of the narrativeIn the story they will write somedayLet this moment be the first chapterWhere
you decide to stayAnd I could be enoughAnd we could be enoughThat would be enoughSpeaking for every theoretical runaway bride, marriage and the idea of a lifetime partner is terrifying,
but wonderful and exciting, as well. A relationship is two people, deciding to stay, every single day.